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APPENDIX A                                   143

[e] "Carriage of Goods*' covers the period from the time
when the goods are loaded on. to the time when they are
discharged from the ship.

Article II.  Risks

Subject to the provisions of Article VI, under every contract
of carriage of goods by sea the carrier, in relation to the loading,
handling, stowage, carriage, custody, care, and discharge of
s ach goods, shall be subject to the responsibilities and liabilities,
and entitled to the rights and immunities hereinafter set forth.

Article III.  Responsibilities and Liabilities

1.  The carrier shall be bound, before and at the beginning
of the voyage, to exercise due diligence to—

(a)  Make the ship seaworthy;

(b)   Properly_man, equip, and supply the ship;

(c)   Make the holds, refrigerating and cool chambers, and
all other parts of the ship in which goods are carried, fit and
safe for their reception, carriage, and preservation.

2.  Subject to the provisions of Article IV, the carrier shall
properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry, keep, care for
and discharge the goods carried.

3.  After receiving the goods into his charge, the carrier, or
the master or agent of the carrier shall, on demand of the
shipper, issue to the shipper a bill of lading showing among
other things—

(a)  The leading marks necessary for identification of the
goods as the same are furnished in writing by the shipper
before the loading of such goods starts, provided such marks
are stamped or otherwise shown clearly upon the goods if
uncovered, or on the cases or coverings in which such goods
are contained, in such a manner as should ordinarily remain
legible until the end of the voyage;

(b)  Either the number of packages or pieces or the quan-
tity, or weight, as the case may be, as furnished in writing
by the shipper;

(c)  The apparent order and condition of the goods:

Provided that no carrier, master or agent of the carrier,
shall be bound to state or show in the bill of lading any marks,
number, quantity or weight which he has reasonable ground
for suspecting not accurately to represent the goods actually
received, or which he has had no reasonable means of checking.

4.  Such a bill of lading shall be prima facie evidence of the
receipt by the carrier of the goods as therein described in
accordance with paragraph 3 (0), (6), and (c).

5.  The shipper shaH be deemed to have guaranteed to the
carrier the accuracy at the time of shipment of the marks,
number, quantity, and weight, as furnis&ed by Mm, and the